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      02-16-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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Exclamation Turkish invasion of Cyprus

For any of you that are not aware of the situation, Turkey basically took over 37% of Northern Cyprus in 1974.

More information can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_invasion_of_Cyprus

The invasion still continues until today, and currently this is whats going on.

Turkey and its puppet regime in the northern region of Cyprus have converted the The 19th century Saint Anastasia Church into a hotel and casino resort, named 'Anastasia Resort Hotel'. The destruction of Cyprus' 9,000 year old civilization constitutes one of the tragic and unfortunately irreversible consequences of the Turkish invasion and occupation of the island.

Ever since the Turkish invasion and occupation of almost 40% of the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, archaeological sites, religious treasures and many private collections situated in the occupied area, were left at the mercy of the invaders.

Churches, like Saint Anastasia, constituting the most obvious and recognizable symbols of the cultural identity of a region, have been subjected to the most violent and systematic destruction.

Now, ask your self, if this was a Muslim mosque, would such things have been done to this temple? Do the action's of the Turks constitute as terrorism?
What action's, if any, do you think America or the UN should or should have taken on this matter?



*Pic shows a swimming pool and out door "pool bar" added to the exterior of the church.
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Some more examples of the destruction of Cyprus cultural heritage which include items from Byzantine/Post-Byzantine churches, monasteries, and medieval monuments can be found here:

http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/DA/DA.nsf/...D?OpenDocument
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Some more examples of the destruction of Cyprus cultural heritage which include items from Byzantine/Post-Byzantine churches, monasteries, and medieval monuments can be found here:

http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/DA/DA.nsf/...D?OpenDocument
I know what you're talking about...
But there is no justice in this world...
Just look at the Serbia example and what has happened today -- a piece of land with the 10-century history in it taken away...

I am all for the fairness and freedoms... However, the media did it in 1999 by staging events that opened the door for the US involvment, than the same media changed the history by claiming the territories never belonged to Serbia... And yet, no one questions why would then Serbs build their monasteries and Churches all over Kosovo from the 11th century??? No one even cares to do the history search of the period after the WW2...

ANyway, Cypres is a great country, been there a few times, loved it!
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